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UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo opens

Top officials during the inauguration ceremony in Sharjah.

The 3rd edition of the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo kicked off on Monday at Expo Centre Sharjah. Organised by Inter Commerce Expo Corporation with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the 3-day event features over 300 Chinese manufacturers and companies specialising in tyres and auto parts, components, equipment and tools, marking a 130 per cent rise in the number of exhibitors when compared to the previous show.

The 3rd UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo 2024 was inaugurated by Sheikh Majid Faisal Khalid Al Qasemi, First Vice Chairman of the presence of Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, alongside some official figures and members of the diplomatic corps.

Sheikh Majid Faisal Khalid Al Qasemi noted that the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo has seen an incredible increase in the number of exhibitors, with a 130 per cent rise in its latest edition when compared to the previous show.

This growth reflects the rise in popularity of the UAE China Tyre & Auto Parts Expo, underscoring its vital role in supporting the automotive industry. The exhibition attracts numerous companies and provides a platform for Chinese auto manufacturers, businesses, and brands to enhance their presence and expand across various regional markets.

For his part, Saif Mohamed Al Midfa said: “The global automotive industry is experiencing significant changes driven by technological advancements, evolving consumer preferences, shifting market dynamics, and supply chain challenges.

Though the UAE is known for its affinity for luxury and high-performance cars, we are witnessing a gradual change in the landscape with the country’s used car market experiencing unparalleled growth and a shift towards diverse mobility options. As the country continues to invest in infrastructure and consumer preferences evolve, the demand for car spare parts will remain strong and keep the aftermarket industry in good shape.”

“The traditional friendship between China and the United Arab Emirates spans thousands of years and has lasted for a long time, and the economies are highly complementary and the interests of the two countries are deeply intertwined. China is the largest trading partner of the UAE, and the UAE is China's second largest trading partner and first export market in West Asia and North Africa, and the bilateral trade volume in 2023 approaching 100 billion US dollars.

As the intersection of the land and sea Silk Road, the UAE and the UAE have joined hands to build the ‘Belt and Road’ with high quality, and have elaborated an all-round cooperation pattern with ‘many points and a wide range of surfaces’ and ‘going up to the sky and into the earth’. The two countries are working together to build the ‘Belt and Road’ with high quality.

I believe that by holding this exhibition, it will further promote China-UAE tyre and auto parts industry exchanges and help China tyre and auto parts industry to contribute to China's wisdom and strength.” said Wu Yi, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai.

China’s tyre production ranks first in the world , with total production capacity accounting for 35% of the world and exports accounting for about 40% of the world. China is also the world's major production and supply base for auto parts and accessories, and is well known in the international market for its variety and cost-effective products.

Shandong, as a big economic province in China, is home to a large number of major tyre and auto parts manufacturers, and plays a crucial role in the global tyre and auto parts industry chain. The UAE, as the largest trade distribution center for “Made in China” in the Middle East, has become a hub for Chinese commodities to seamlessly connect to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Shandong Port Group (SPG), the host of the expo, is located on the east China coast. It Focuses on 12 business segments including investment holding, harbor engineering, logistics, shipping, cruise culture & tourism, equipment manufacturing, trading, logistics, sci-tech, overseas development, vocational education, medical & health and service development.

Based on the success of the past two sessions, Shandong Province organized tyre auto parts enterprises to come to the UAE again, more than 150 enterprises to bring the latest tyre auto parts products and technology, the scale of the exhibition more than 50% compared with the previous session, highlighting the two sides of the strong willingness to cooperate, and the demand for cooperation fits.

The Global launch of CNAUTO cross-border e-commerce platform was also held during the inauguration.

Sorayut Chasombat, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the UAE, Aklilu Kebede Erena, Consul General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dubai - UAE., Julio Maiato, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Diaby Vacaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to the UAE, Yang Xue, Representative of Shandong Provincial Government Economic and Trade Representative Office in West Asia and Africa, Qu Yan, President of Shandong Business Council in UAE, Zhao Qing, Honorary President of Shandong Business Council in UAE, Li Weifeng, General Manager of China National Building Material in Middle East Company, Cong Guodong, Deputy General Manager of Shandong Port Overseas Development Group Co., Ltd., Wang Dong, General Manager of SPG West Asia logistics FZE, Ms. Liu Zhai, Senior Vice President/ Director of Beijing United Information Technology Co., Ltd., and Chairman of CNAUTO, Ms. Zou Yanbo, President of CNAUTO, Ms. Wang Qiaoling, General Manager of YongTaiyun Chemical Logistics Co., Ltd., Mr. Fa Wenyan, General Manager of Inter Commerce Expo Corporation, Mr. Zhou Runcheng, Department Director of Inter Commerce Expo Corporation, Representatives from exhibition supporters, Representatives of exhibitors attended the inauguration.


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